Oct. 25, 2022

Double the fun

"Double double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble. Fillet of fenny snake, in the cauldron boil and bake, eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog." Shakespeare probably had fun with this too, and now Jessica Mason in The MarySue.com doubles our fun. Some of those ingredients are what we understood. Fillet of snake is indeed snake. But eye of newt? That's and old English name for black mustard. Much of the other stuff in the pot is familiar herbs by different names. Those English and particularly old English plant names are fun! Even fun for the Bard!